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A daily time capsule of stories of the significant, intriguing or just plain forgotten events of history that all occurred on this day.
18 May 2018 • 7 mins
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes the ground underneath Mount St. Helens in Washington State. The quake sets off a landslide and the entire north slope of the volcano slides away exposing the core of the volcano, triggering the massive and devastating eruption On This Day in 1980.